DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - For one, it's about reclaiming lost glory in an intensely heated rivalry.
"We'll be hoping for a different result this coming Sunday, and the Patriots getting a little vindication for the last time they played the Giants in the Super Bowl," said Jim Bennett, the manager of Boston's on the Beach, a popular hangout for Patriot's fans in Delray Beach.
For the other, it's simply about the love of the game. In their minds, the outcome, never in doubt.
"Everybody hates the winner, which we know who the winner is; It's us," said Mike Wolf, AKA, Wolfy. Wolfy is the manager of the Thirsty Turtle in Juno Beach, the land of the Giants.
Both bars are banking on one thing, that the rivalry between Giants and Patriots fans will bring in more business, and with it, more fun.
"All during football season, we have been very fortunate to have a lot of patrons come in here. We feel we are one of the best locations to watch football every Sunday, and we are the best location to watch the Super Bowl this upcoming weekend," said Bennett.
"We're not going to have a lot of room, but everybody's welcome to try, as long as you're wearing blue," added Wolfy.
Obviously, neither establishment can predict the final score of Sunday's game, but both agree that regardless of the outcome, the fans, and the camaraderie, are what the game is really all about.
"This weekend will be very good for us, obviously, with the amount of Patriots fans we have here. We are allowing a few Giants fans in here for a while if they want. We can help them commiserate over the Patriots victory," said Bennett.
"It's more of a family-oriented day. The boss and his whole family will be in here with their Giants shirts on rooting away. Like I said, it's not really about the money on that day, especially with the Giants playing. We're going to say hello to the Boston's bar down in Delray Beach, and good luck down there," added Wolfy.
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